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Leadership and the importance of purpose

15:01 | Dec 11th, 2018

In the final episode of three recorded at this year’s Global Peter Drucker Forum, the FT’s management editor Andrew Hill speaks to Jean-Dominique Senard, chief executive of Michelin, the French tyre manufacturer, and Namita Narkar, a marketing manage...Show More
A CEO and serial entrepreneur on how careers evolve

13:52 | Dec 6th, 2018

In the second of three podcast episodes recorded at this year’s Global Peter Drucker Forum on management, the FT’s management editor Andrew Hill speaks to Isabelle Kocher, chief executive of Engie, and Hermann Arnold, co-founder of Haufe-umantis to e...Show More
Paul Polman and a leader-to-be in conversation on the future of work

15:05 | Dec 5th, 2018

In the first of three podcasts recorded at the Global Peter Drucker Forum on management, FT management editor Andrew Hill asks Paul Polman, Unilever executive, and Wasima Khan, legal lexicographer and law lecturer at The Hague University of Applied S...Show More
Business book podcast: how to get your proposal published

28:10 | Nov 15th, 2018

In this podcast, Andrew Hill discusses how to best bring a business book proposal to publication with Georgina Laycock, publisher for non-fiction at John Murray, Joel Rickett, deputy publisher at Ebury and Bracken Bower Prize judge, and Jonathan Conw...Show More
Business Book podcast: radical ideas for the future

20:56 | Nov 6th, 2018

Ahead of the launch of the 2018 FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year prize, this series discusses the six shortlisted books with its authors. In this final episode, Helen Barrett, the FT’s Work & Careers editor, and FT economics commentator Mart...Show More
Business Book podcast: Extreme enterprise

19:12 | Oct 29th, 2018

Ahead of the launch of the 2018 FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year prize, this fifth series discusses the six shortlisted books with its authors. In this first episode, Jonathan Derbyshire, the FT’s executive opinion editor, talks to John Carr...Show More
Business Book podcast: capitalism, the past, present and future

25:11 | Oct 21st, 2018

Ahead of the launch of the 2018 FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year prize, this fifth series discusses the six shortlisted books with its authors. In this first episode, FT columnists Andrew Hill and Martin Wolf talk to Mariana Mazzucato, autho...Show More
The Career Changers

21:59 | Oct 4th, 2018

The FT followed five people over the course of a year as they changed career in the middle of their working lives. In this final episode, Emma Jacobs hears about the challenges they have faced and their successes.
Asia business schools are on an evolutionary march

14:06 | Sep 26th, 2018

There has been a shift from sending students overseas to study to offering them an MBA at home... not least in China, where the government is taking an active interest
Podcast: what I wish I had known at 18

14:12 | Sep 13th, 2018

They are at the top of their game, but they too were once just starting out. As students head to British universities in the next few weeks, we asked some of the speakers at the FT’s Weekend Festival to tell us what they wish they had known when they...Show More
Meet the career changers

26:20 | Aug 30th, 2018

The FT is following five people over the course of a year as they change career in the middle of their working lives. In this fifth of five episodes, Aimee Keane meets Anthony Rondinone, a musician turned software developer.
How to talk about money at work

1:00:46 | Jul 25th, 2018

How do you know when to ask for a promotion? And what is the best way to react if you think you are being underpaid? Knowing how to talk about money at work can give you a career advantage. Join Gillian Ku, assistant professor of organisational be...Show More
Meet the Career Changers

28:48 | Jul 21st, 2018

The FT is following five people over the course of a year, as they change career in the middle of their working lives. In this fourth of five episodes, Emma Jacobs meets Thomas Davies, who gave up a six-figure salary at Google Cloud to set up his own...Show More
How to switch off for summer

24:57 | Jul 10th, 2018

It's holiday time. But can you walk away from the office? Should you ignore emails, or is it wise to check in? Join author and professor of organisational behaviour André Spicer as he talks to FT writers Emma Jacobs and Andrew Hill about the best way...Show More
Social class at work

31:07 | Jun 13th, 2018

The FT's Emma Jacobs talks to academic and author Joan Williams about her book White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America and why class in the workplace matters. As someone who has devoted most of her working life to gender issues,...Show More
Meet the Career Changers

29:42 | Jun 2nd, 2018

The FT is following five people over the course of a year as they change career in the middle of their working lives. In this third of five episodes, Emma Jacobs meets Collette Altaparmakova, a 40-year-old former stay-at-home mum who is now a trainee...Show More
Best practice when LBGT staff work abroad

09:24 | May 7th, 2018

What are the main challenges you face moving with your job as a gay person? FT journalists Emma Jacobs and Josh Spero talk to Patrick Rowe from Accenture.
Fit Hacks talk about the London Marathon

12:33 | Apr 24th, 2018

FT journalists Laura Noonan and Patrick McGee completed their 2018 marathon in London. Isabel Berwick caught up with them on their fitness goals and what they will be doing next
Business Book podcast: the office as fiction

22:38 | Apr 13th, 2018

Ahead of the launch of the 2018 FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year prize, this fourth series explores how to live and work better in a tech-driven age. In this sixth and final episode, Isabel Berwick, and Andrew Hill talk to Jillian Medoff abo...Show More
Business book podcast: 1,000 years of work

21:13 | Mar 28th, 2018

Ahead of the launch of the 2018 FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year prize, this fourth series explores how to live and work better in a tech-driven age. In this fifth episode, Isabel Berwick, and Andrew Hill talk to Andrea Komlosy about her boo...Show More
How MBA students get internships

03:29 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Students from five business schools participated in the annual FT MBA quiz. The Work and Careers team caught up with a few participants and asked them about the best strategy for choosing - and landing - a good internship.
JFK’s long-lost speech

21:48 | Mar 21st, 2018

Sound engineers at a company called CereProc in Edinburgh have spliced together bits and pieces of John F Kennedy’s recorded speeches to recreate one of the most famous speeches that was never delivered: the 20-minute address that President Kennedy w...Show More
Business book podcast: Re-engage with your job

17:16 | Mar 20th, 2018

Ahead of the launch of the 2018 FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year prize, this fourth series explores how to live and work better in a tech-driven age. In this fourth episode, Isabel Berwick, and Helen Barrett talk to Leah Weiss about her book...Show More
Find purpose at work

19:24 | Mar 18th, 2018

Columnist Emma Jacobs talks to Daniel Cable, professor at London Business School, about his new book Alive at Work. The organisational behaviour expert explains experimentation is vital to help employees feel revitalised and offset the blues of the d...Show More
Business book podcast: The tyranny of metrics

23:06 | Mar 1st, 2018

Ahead of the launch of the 2018 FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year prize in the spring, this fourth series explores how to live and work better in a tech-driven age. In the third episode, Isabel Berwick, and Michael Skapinker talk to Jerry Mul...Show More
Meet the Career Changers

28:27 | Feb 22nd, 2018

The FT is following five people over the course of a year as they change career in the middle of their working lives. In this second of five episodes, Emma Jacobs meets Reny Morsch, a 51-year-old former forex trader who is now training to be a costum...Show More
Business book podcast: Digital detox

22:18 | Feb 13th, 2018

Ahead of the launch of the 2018 FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year prize in the spring, this fourth series explores how to live and work better in a tech-driven age. In the second episode, Isabel Berwick, and Emma Jacobs talk to Catherine Pric...Show More
Business book podcast: Work less to achieve more

23:40 | Feb 5th, 2018

Ahead of the launch of the 2018 FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year prize in the spring, this fourth series explores how to live and work better in a tech-driven age. In the first episode, Isabel Berwick, Andrew Hill and Emma Jacobs talk to Mor...Show More
Meet the Career Changers

28:34 | Dec 7th, 2017

The FT is following five people over the course of a year as they change career in the middle of their working lives. In this first of five episodes, Emma Jacobs meets Kimberley Davenport, who is trying to adapt to self employment and working life af...Show More
How to publish a business book

31:07 | Nov 14th, 2017

How do you take your business book from proposal to publication? Find out in this bonus episode to celebrate the FT and McKinsey Bracken Bower Prize for best business book proposal of the year by a young business writer. Andrew Hill hosts a discussio...Show More
Business Book Challenge: episode 6

23:53 | Oct 31st, 2017

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, the team talk to the six shortlisted writers. In this sixth episode, Andrew Hill, management editor, and Emma Jacobs, work and careers writer, hear from Ellen Pao, author of Reset, on tackling di...Show More
Business Book Challenge: episode 5

28:32 | Oct 26th, 2017

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, the team talk to the six shortlisted writers. In this fifth episode, Isabel Berwick, assistant features editor, and Andrew Hill, management editor, hear from Andrew Lo, author of Adaptive Markets...Show More
Business Book Challenge: episode 4

27:29 | Oct 19th, 2017

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, the team talk to the six shortlisted writers. In this fourth episode, Helen Barrett, work and careers editor, and Andrew Hill, management editor, hear from Brian Merchant, author of The One Devic...Show More
Business Book Challenge: episode 3

24:36 | Oct 12th, 2017

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, the team talk to the six shortlisted writers. In this third episode, Helen Barrett, work and careers editor, and Andrew Hill, management editor, hear from Amy Goldstein, author of Janesville, abo...Show More
Business Book Challenge: episode 2

17:15 | Oct 4th, 2017

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, the team talk to the six shortlisted writers. In the second episode of our third series, Isabel Berwick, assistant features editor, and Andrew Hill, management editor, hear from Walter Scheidel, ...Show More
Business Book Challenge: episode 1

28:11 | Sep 27th, 2017

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, the team talk to the six shortlisted writers. In the first episode of our third series, Helen Barrett, work and careers editor, and Andrew Hill, management editor, hear from David Enrich, author ...Show More
Business Book Challenge: episode 9

27:49 | Aug 7th, 2017

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, our star columnists recommend the top reads to bring solace and advice in turbulent times. In the ninth episode of our second series, contributing editor Michael Skapinker and science commentator...Show More
Business Book Challenge: episode 8

27:46 | Jul 24th, 2017

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, our star columnists recommend the top reads to bring solace and advice in turbulent times. In the eighth episode of our second series, Work and Careers editor Helen Barrett and contributing edito...Show More
Business Book Challenge: episode 7

29:34 | Jul 10th, 2017

To celebrate the FT's Business Book of the Year Award, our star columnists recommend the top reads to bring solace and advice in these turbulent times. In the seventh episode of our second series, FT columnist Andrew Hill and employment correspondent...Show More
Business Book Challenge: episode 6

34:19 | Jun 26th, 2017

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, our star columnists recommend the top reads to bring solace and advice in turbulent times. In the sixth episode of our second series, Martin Wolf, the FT’s chief economics commentator, joins Hele...Show More
Business Book Challenge: episode 5

19:54 | Jun 12th, 2017

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, our star columnists recommend top reads to bring solace and advice in turbulent times. In the fifth episode of our second series, Isabel Berwick, Lucy Kellaway and Andrew Hill discuss ‘Miss Petti...Show More
What are the skills needed for the 21st-century workplace?

26:26 | May 31st, 2017

Discussing what skills today’s employees should possess to survive a career that is likely to span more than 40 years, Lucy Kellaway hosts Chris Hirst, chief executive of Havas UK and Europe, Keely Woodley, a Grant Thornton partner who leads its huma...Show More
Business Book Challenge: episode 4

32:30 | May 27th, 2017

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, our star columnists recommend the top reads to bring solace and advice in turbulent times. In the fourth episode of our second series, Helen Barrett, Miranda Green and Andrew Hill discuss ‘Statio...Show More
Business Book Challenge: episode 3

25:53 | May 15th, 2017

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, our columnists recommend the top reads to bring solace and advice in turbulent times. In episode three of the series, Tim Harford, Isabel Berwick and Helen Barrett discuss 'Designing Your Life' b...Show More
Business Book Challenge: episode 2

34:37 | May 1st, 2017

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, our star columnists recommend the top reads to bring solace and advice in turbulent times. In the second episode of our new series, Emma Jacobs and Andrew Hill discuss Brigid Shulte’s 'Overwhelme...Show More
Business Book Challenge: episode 1

32:03 | Apr 17th, 2017

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, our star columnists recommend the top reads for bringing solace and advice in turbulent times and challenge listeners to read them in 12 weeks. In the first episode of our second series, Rana For...Show More
Business Book Challenge: a masterclass

34:24 | Jan 3rd, 2017

Do you have a good idea for a business book? Following this year’s Bracken Bower Prize to find the best proposal from a young author, publishing industry experts and the prize finalists join FT management columnist Andrew Hill for a masterclass on ho...Show More
Business Book Challenge: episode 7

39:23 | Dec 19th, 2016

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, our star columnists recommend six classic business books and challenge listeners to read them in 12 weeks. In episode seven, Helen Barrett, the FT’s Work and Careers editor, FT columnist Andrew H...Show More
Business Book Challenge - episode 6

34:26 | Dec 5th, 2016

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, our star columnists recommend six classic business books and challenge listeners to read them in 12 weeks. In episode six, Helen Barrett, the FT’s Work and Careers editor, and FT columnists Andre...Show More
Business Book Challenge: episode 5

29:58 | Nov 21st, 2016

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, our star columnists recommend six classic business books and challenge listeners to read them in 12 weeks. In episode five, Helen Barrett, the FT’s Work and Careers editor, and FT columnists Andr...Show More
Business Book Challenge: episode 4

31:02 | Nov 7th, 2016

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, our star columnists recommend six classic business books and challenge listeners to read them in 12 weeks. In episode four, Helen Barrett, the FT’s Work and Careers editor, and Michael Skapinker,...Show More
Business Book Challenge: episode 3

32:30 | Oct 24th, 2016

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, our star columnists recommend six classic business books and challenge listeners to read them in 12 weeks. In episode three, Sarah Gordon, the FT’s business editor, and Martin Dickson, the FT’s f...Show More
Business Book Challenge: episode 2

40:03 | Oct 10th, 2016

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, our star columnists recommend six classic business books and challenge listeners to read them in 12 weeks. In episode two, John Thornhill, the FT’s innovation editor, discusses David Nasaw’s biog...Show More
Business Book Challenge: episode 1

23:44 | Sep 26th, 2016

To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, our star columnists recommend six classic business books and challenge listeners to read them in 12 weeks. In this first episode, John Thornhill, the FT’s innovation editor, chooses David Nasaw’s...Show More
The MBA gender earnings gap

07:23 | Mar 25th, 2009

Marianne Bertrand, professor at economics at Chicago Booth School of Business, explains why women MBAs earn less than their male peers as their careers progress.
Going green: advice for middle managers

08:42 | Mar 10th, 2009

Andrew Shapiro of GreenOrder, a sustainability consultancy that helped GE craft its 'Ecomagination' strategy, explains why middle managers can profit from a policy of enlightened self-interest when it comes to the environment.
Harvard's advice to mothers returning to work

12:42 | Feb 25th, 2009

Harvard Business School hosts a one week course that helps mothers return to work after time out raising children. Professor Tim Butler, the course leader, offers some free career advice to those unable to afford the $5,000 fee.
Doing more with less, the Chinese way

14:51 | Feb 11th, 2009

Professor Peter Williamson of the University of Cambridge's Judge business school says recession-hit western companies need to learn frugality lessons from their Chinese counterparts.
Will 2009's MBAs learn from today's idiocy?

10:14 | Jan 28th, 2009

The FT's Della Bradshaw analyses the top MBAs of 2009 while London Business School's Freek Vermeulen explains how the crisis in capitalism is being taught in MBA classrooms. Will today's students learn from the chaos?
How to keep Generation Y motivated

14:24 | Jan 15th, 2009

What are the best ways for managers to handle the new Generation Y workforce born in the 1980s and 1990s, and stop them getting bored? Adam Jones talks to Tammy Erickson, author of 'Plugged In' about Generation Y
Getting hired after getting fired

08:22 | Nov 13th, 2008

Who's recruiting? And how can you network your way onto their payroll? Adam Jones talks to executive search specialists Samuel Johar, of Buchanan Harvey, and David Peters, of Heidrick & Struggles, as well as Paul Danos, dean of Tuck business scho...Show More
Negotiating in a climate of mistrust

13:38 | Oct 28th, 2008

Turmoil in the financial and property markets has left buyers and sellers eyeing each other warily. Tim Cullen of Oxford University's Said Business School discusses negotiation strategies that can resolve the deadlock
Less thinking, more action

12:40 | Oct 10th, 2008

As recession bites and data on customers balloons, Professor Tim Calkins of the Kellogg School of Management in Illinois advises marketers to avoid 'analysis paralysis' and focus on profit. He warns that it isn't enough just to understand your custom...Show More
GMAT: tips on preparing for the test

10:00 | Jul 31st, 2008

Adam Jones discusses strategies for approaching the GMAT business school admission test with Dave Wilson, chief executive of GMAC, the body that sets the exam.
GMAT: the Scoretop controversy

08:16 | Jul 31st, 2008

A website accused of circulating live questions from the GMAT business school admissions test has been shut down. Adam Jones discusses the crackdown with Dave Wilson, CEO of GMAC, the body that owns the test.
Managing your emotions in a downturn

09:26 | Jul 15th, 2008

Baba Shiv, Professor of Marketing at Stanford Graduate School of Business, gives his tips on keeping your emotions in check during a downturn. A specialist in 'decision neuroscience', he warns managers to avoid too much negative television and says u...Show More
Sixty years of the NHS through the eyes of one medical family

13:33 | Jul 3rd, 2008

Three generations of female doctors reveal how life has changed inside the NHS since 1948
Profits and integrity

15:59 | May 29th, 2008

Ben Heineman, GE's former general counsel, on how in-house corporate lawyers and ceos can work together to combine financial performance and ethics, transcending their villainous stereotype in the film Michael Clayton.
Tom Peters in conversation - Part 1

06:56 | May 7th, 2008

Part one: the venerable management guru queries the popular fascination with General Electric and Google. Smaller, duller companies - such as an Australian lawn-mowing franchise - are the bedrock of developed economies, he suggests.
Tom Peters in conversation - Part 2

09:38 | May 7th, 2008

Part two: the former McKinsey consultant says your most important customers may be working next to you, then discusses the controversial legacy of In Search of Excellence, the bestseller he co-authored with Robert Waterman.
Tom Peters in conversation - Part 3

07:30 | May 7th, 2008

Part three: Mr Peters suggests that some good will still come of the reckless innovation that caused the credit crunch and declares that those who watch The Apprentice to learn about management 'deserve their sorry fate'.
Must-win battles

15:43 | May 1st, 2008

It's easy to have strategic priorities: lots of companies are drowning in them. The trick is to distil these goals into 3-5 'must-win battles', says Peter Killing, a professor at IMD, the Swiss business school. In an interview, he outlines ways of id...Show More
Pros and cons of online networking

08:56 | Apr 15th, 2008

Kevin Eyres, LinkedIn's European managing director, explains in an interview how the online networking tool's members use the site. How many contacts are needed for it to be worthwhile? Is it a replacement for traditional face-to-face networking? Wha...Show More
Escaping the 'either/or' trap

08:53 | Mar 25th, 2008

Roger Martin, dean of the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, says in an interview that the best business leaders avoid reducing management to a series of 'either/or' choices. Instead, the likes of Procter & Gamble's AG Lafley ca...Show More